This museum intends to allow the public to dive into the historical and archaeological research related to Camp Security, to create a lasting application for the continuing collection and curation of Camp Security-related documents and data, and to promote the remarkably educational processes of uncovering the mysteries of Camp Security.
At present the museum includes a wide variety of documents and data, including primary sources (like guard provision returns, prisoner lists, guard pension applications), data extracted from primary sources (digitized spreadsheets of muster rolls, transcriptions of provision returns), secondary sources (later histories of the camp, news articles, personal research), and archaeological reports (reports of field work, remote sensing data, drone images).
The museum offers an intuitive way for researchers and educators to create online exhibits of related documents and data across categories. The museum also includes a “crowdsourced” transcription feature, which allows any approved public user to help transcribe handwritten 18th century documents in support of ongoing Camp Security research and education.
The museum was designed and is maintained and continually enhanced by HistoriQuest LLC.